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| I have just finished my first year in Bentley and I truly LOVED it. I'm an International student and since day one, everybody here has been just friendly to me.|
Sure, Waltham doesn't have great things going for it... But Boston's just a few minutes away - so don't worry about it.If you're looking for a small school, great environment and friends, then this is the college for you :)
|May 07 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |
|Not so bright|
I'm from out of state and went to Bentley for my freshman year. I was a freshman so I thought everything was great being in college and all, but the glamor and novelty wore off about after a month. I'm happier at a much larger and different school now and here are my main points about Bentley:|
Most of the kids are from MA, NY, NJ, and CT. It feels like high school all over again except in a worse way. Cars on campus range from BMWs on up so that's the socio economic situation of most of the student body. Cliques tend to form very quickly. There are some international students but even then they clique to themselves. Generally, most Bentley students aren't very motivated and haven't experience any sense of the real world.
Same old parties in the same small dorm apartments get old really quick. It's really bad if you're a guy because of the 60/40 guy/girl ratio so girls are put on the pedestal. Beyond that the sports are actually pretty good and the school encourages students to go with free tickets and giveaways, basically if you go to events you'll probably never need to buy tshirts ever again.
For paying 40k+ a year, I expected it to be a whole lot harder. Classes are small, all taught by professors that speak English well, but overall most of them did not motivate me in the least bit. However, the accounting program is perceived to be top notch, whether it actually is or otherwise. This translate to Bentley's career fairs being chocked full of accounting firms.
Beautiful campus. Very well kept. Lots of re gardening all the time. Also fairly safe with Bentley cops patrolling all the time and emergency phones throughout. It's really funny how Bentley cops really actually don't punish that much people for doing drunk things.
ConclusionIf you're not white, semi-rich, or from the area, look for somewhere else to spend your money.
|Mar 16 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| I was in the class of 2011, and after returning for sophomore year two weeks into that first semester I decided to pull out and take the year off so I can apply to other schools. This school is not a college, it is more like a big high school where kids happen to live on campus. This school only cares about "the plan" for "what you are suppose to do." What I mean is all they preach is you come here, get good grades, get internships, network, get job, make money. That's all anyone cares about is making money and networking. Everyone has the exact same viewpoint on life. 90% of the kids are from NY-NJ-MA, and it's so frustrating.|
My freshman year that I attended classes all I did was "work the system" to get a 3.8 GPA. Despite that GPA I took nothing out of my classes it was a joke. I just said/did what I knew the teachers wanted to see/hear and that was good enough.
The social life here is probably the biggest reason why I am transfering. All anyone does is play beer pong and party in their small little apartments spread over campus, and it almost seems like a competition to see who can get the most retardedly drunk and create fucked up drunken stories. It is literally the same damn thing every weekend. I actually joined a fraternity and that has helped the social scene a lot, but even still there are way more fraternities than sororities, the school hates greek life and is constantly suspending organizations of campus, and worst of all we don't have houses on campus so we have to designate people to "shuttle" for parties and its awful.Worst thing about social life is the guy to girl ratio. In my class its 70% guys, and in the school its about 65%. Girls have an absurd amount of power here. They control everything and guys are basically their bitches because they are in such high demand. I use to show up to parties with my best friend and six girls and we'd still get turned away. I can't wait to transfer to a better place DO NOT COME HERE.
|Feb 17 2009|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2011 |